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Latitude: 52.2792 / 52°16'45"N
Longitude: -2.7786 / 2°46'43"W
OS Eastings: 346974
OS Northings: 264844
OS Grid: SO469648
Mapcode National: GBR BH.YGMH
Mapcode Global: VH770.SZD5
Entry Name: Tower About 15 Metres South of Church of St Leonard
Listing Date: 11 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1081790
English Heritage Legacy ID: 150166
Location: Croft and Yarpole, County of Herefordshire, HR6
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Croft and Yarpole
Built-Up Area: Yarpole
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Croft with Yarpole and Lucton
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
YARPOLE CP GREEN LANE (north side)
SO 46 SE
6/143 Tower about 15 metres
south of Church of
Detached tower. Probably C13, restored 1910. Random rubble with some
ashlar dressings and stone tile and shingle roof. Square plan walls on
ground floor enclosing frame of tower, lean-to roofs on stone walls, upper
part of tower weatherboarded with range of seven pierced quatrefoils just
below the pyramidal roof. The entrance in north wall has a chamfered
segmental pointed arch. The boarded door has plain strap hinges. Simple
slit windows in the other walls. Interior: whole tower supported on four
massive corner posts which are inclined inwards and taper towards the top.
The sides between posts are scissor-braced. Empty mortices in the main
posts suggest that the outer wall may have been timber-framed. The early
C20 restorers bolted new braces onto the inside of the frame. (RCHM, 3,
p 215; BoE, p 327).
Listing NGR: SO4697464844
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